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The Rubin Edition of the Prophets:  Samuel I and II

The Rubin Edition of the Prophets: Samuel I and II


You know and use the Stone Edition, which has become the standard English-language Chumash. But what about the rest of the Written Torah, the Prophets and the Writings? Where can we go for a sweeping understanding of the text, as understood by the Sages and the classic commentators — presented in a way that makes it both accessible and enjoyable to scholar and layman alike?
The first volume of the Rubin Edition — Joshua/Judges —provided the answer.
Thanks to the brilliance of the ArtScroll/Mesorah team of scholars and writers — led by Rabbi Nosson Scherman — the tradition continues, with The Rubin Edition of I Samuel and II Samuel in one volume. This translation and commentary on the Prophets is sweeping the English-speaking world, providing new dimensions of understanding and beauty.
It not only brings the verses alive, it makes them speak to us — in language, in outlook, in aspiration for spiritual growth.

This outstanding new work has an unprecedented array of features:

  • A highly regarded new English translation, firmly grounded in traditional sources  
  • A commentary culled from classic sources and presented gracefully and literately  
  • Newly set Hebrew commentaries of Rashi, Radak, and Metzudos Tzion and Dovid, so you can study on many levels  
  • Newly set, accurate Hebrew text of the Tanach  
  •  Introductions and explanations of difficult concepts  
  • Lightweight, opaque, acid-free paper, for decades of use  
  • Gilded page heads  
  • Ribbon place-marker


Among the many topics in this volume are:
l Hannah’s prayer 
l The emergence of Samuel l The destruction of Shilo l The mistaken demand for a king and Samuel’s strong response l Saul, the first king l David — the shepherd is anointed and kills Goliath l Saul’s pursuit of flight l David and Jonathan l Saul’s defeat and death l David becomes king l The Ark comes to Jerusalem l Bath-Sheba and Uriah l The rebellions of Absalem and Sheba ben Bichri l The Gibeonites grisly demand l David’s magnificent songs l The tragic census l David’s final battles l An overview on David’s greatness

To see 12 sample pages including the complete index click HERE

Also available:  The Rubin Edition of Joshua/Judges

  • Author: Rabbi Nosson Scherman
  • ISBN: 1578193338
  • Publisher: ArtScroll / Mesorah
  • Pages: 410

  • Price: $54.99
    inc GST
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